$23 million set to be invested in boosting Mandurah’s tourism offerings

Artist's impression of the development on Mandurah's foreshore
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Mandurah is well-known for drawing in tourists and under new proposed plans, it could be set for some big private investment.

$23 million in fact could be injected into the foreshore for the city, 70km south of Perth, if these proposals are approved.

As part of the upgrades, a new microbrewery and restaurant, a chocolate factory and a mini-golf course would all be built along the seafront.

Other elements of the plan include more parking in the area, new public jetties, an amphitheatre space under the bridge, and improvement works for the Mandurah War Memorial.

Within the planning statements it was predicted that the new development would attract an extra 750,000 visitors annually.

The City of Mandurah considered the draft for the Western Foreshore Leisure Precinct Plan on May 28 at its latest meeting.

If approved, it will then go to an extended eight-week public consultation process before a report on the outcomes and a final masterplan is released in August.

The people behind these plans are Left Coast Leisure Group and if the plans are given the go ahead, the group will be awarded a 25-year lease for an 8000sq m area site.

Mayor Rhys Williams said the foreshore needs investment and there was plenty of interest for the area of development.

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“Public feedback told us that the western foreshore’s commercial areas needed investment, and this led us to an expression of interest process to secure the right long-term fit for this iconic waterfront site,” he said.

“We received seven proposals, all of which featured a food and beverage offering. In this market, the food and beverage components are an important drawcard in creating the foot traffic for the other commercial elements to work.”

Construction of the development would provide a jobs boost to the area with over 400 new roles created once in operation.

You can read more about the Western Foreshore Leisure Precinct Plan by clicking here, and if you’re now in the mood to visit, why not check out our guide on the best things to see and do in Mandurah.

Image credit: City of Mandurah